- 37 Organisations named and shamed.
- HMRC’s enforcement budget to be increased by £3 million.
- Between them they owe workers a total of over £177,000 in arrears.
- Rates at 15/01/15:
- Adult rate (21 and over) – £6.50 per hour
- 18 to 20 year olds – £5.13 per hour
- 16 to 17 year olds – £3.79 per hour
- Apprentice rate – £2.73 per hour
Original Author: BIS
Original Link: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/government-names-and-shames-37-national-minimum-wage-offenders
A further 37 employers who failed to pay their workers the National Minimum Wage have been named today (15 January 2015) by Business Minister Jo Swinson.
Between them they owe workers a total of over £177,000 in arrears and have been charged financial penalties totalling over £51,000.
The government has already named 55 employers since the new naming regime came into force in October 2013. They had total arrears of over £139,000 and total penalties of over £60,000.
Due to the importance the government places on compliance and enforcement, HM Revenue and Customs’ (HMRC) National Minimum Wage enforcement budget will be increased by a further £3 million in financial year 2015 to 2016 – taking the total to £12.2 million. The extra money will go towards increasing the number of HMRC compliance officers to identify businesses that exploit their workers by paying them below the National Minimum Wage.